Irish Cooking

St. Patrick's Day usually means people eat a lot of corned beef and drink a lot of Guinness. But you can also switch it up a bit!
March 16, 2014 5:09:48 AM PDT
St. Patrick's Day usually means people eat a lot of corned beef and drink a lot of Guinness. But you can also switch it up a bit!

David Joachim, author of "Cooking Light Global Kitchen," came into our ABC7 Eyewitness News studio to show us Irish recipes, including

David's Recipes:

Brown Soda Bread

Serves 12 (serving size: 1 slice)
Hands-On Time: 5 min.
Total Time: 1 hr. 40 min.


Cooking spray
11.25 ounces whole-wheat flour (about 21/2 cups)
2.25 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup steel-cut oats
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon wheat germ
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups low-fat buttermilk
1 large egg, lightly beaten


1. Preheat oven to 325°.

2. Coat a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray. Line pan with parchment paper, and coat with cooking spray.

3. Weigh or lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flours and next 6 ingredients (through salt). Combine buttermilk and egg; add to flour mixture. Stir just until combined.

4. Spoon mixture into prepared pan. Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Invert bread onto a wire rack; cool completely. Remove parchment; slice bread into 12 slices.

Beef and Guinness Stew

Serves 8 (serving size: about 1 cup)
Hands-On Time: 33 min.
Total Time: 3 hr. 3 min.

Thanks to Margaret M. Johnson, author of seven cookbooks on Irish cuisine, for sharing this classic recipe.


3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 pounds boneless chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 teaspoon salt, divided
5 cups chopped onion (about 3 onions)
1 tablespoon tomato paste
4 cups fat-free, lower-sodium beef broth
1 (11.2-ounce) bottle Guinness Stout
1 tablespoon raisins
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
11/2 cups (1/2-inch-thick) diagonal slices carrot (about 8 ounces)
11/2 cups (1/2-inch-thick) diagonal slices parsnip (about 8 ounces)
1 cup (1/2-inch) cubed peeled turnip (about 8 ounces)
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add 11/2 tablespoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Place flour in a shallow dish. Sprinkle beef with 1/2 teaspoon salt; dredge beef in flour. Add half of beef to pan; cook 5 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Remove beef from pan with a slotted spoon. Repeat procedure with remaining 11/2 tablespoons oil and beef.

2. Add onion to pan; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in tomato paste; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently. Stir in broth and beer, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Return meat to pan. Stir in remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, raisins, caraway seeds, and pepper; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Uncover and bring to a boil. Cook 50 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add carrot, parsnip, and turnip. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover and bring to a boil; cook 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Sprinkle with parsley.

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